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Gargle For Tonsillitis
It may help.: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Painful sore throat, cobblestones 7+ months. salt water gargle, steroids, GERD, allergy pills, antibiotics NO help. Mono/std neg. tonsillectomy time?
See below.: If you have been diagnosed with a strep test and definitely have strep, please take and complete the course of antibiotics prescribed by your doctor. If you are waiting for a test result or waiting for the antibiotic to start working, you can take acetaminophen or ibuprofen and drink lots of fluids and eat soft foods. If you haven't been seen yet, please do see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get a proper Dx 1st: About 60% of sore throats are viral & require no meds. If you take old meds every time you feel ill, you increase the creation of superbugs in our world with minimal benefit to you. Strep can be verified with a quick test & treatment with penicillin is 100% effective. Clindamycin is rarely if ever indicated for strep infections due to its side effects and the availability of less toxic meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Really cold yogurt : May feel soothing. If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a strep throat test & culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of >. ...Read more
For past 2 days suffering from throat pain.Doing gargle with hot water and salt.Also taking antibiotics (azithromycin tablets).
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Differences: The throat can be sore for a number of reasons. The tonsils are rounded glands where the mouth and the throat meet. The tonsils may or may not be inflammed with a sore throat. Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils (might be due to infection). If tonsils are really inflammed than it is likely that they will be sore. ...Read more
Not always, but migh: Antibiotics are not always necessary for the treatment of throat infections. Pharyngitis and tonsilitis are also commonly virals and antibiotics are not necessary. They might even produce side effects worsening an infection that could improve spontaneously.Antibiotics should always be presribed under physician supervision. Multiple factors influence this decision. Always consult your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ancillary help: Yes, assuming you we're tested for strep and you had a positive culture, continue to take your prescribed medication which i assume you we're given you may gargle with a variety of different things.You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for pain. Soothing things like ice cream and popsicles are also helpful. ...Read more
Persistent sore throat/fatigue after oral. Doc say chronic tonsilitis, rehenitis. std/hiv/mono/strep neg Antibotics,steriods,post nasal meds not help.
Oral what?: When I was resident at a county hospital, we treated what appeared to be an outbreak of oral gonorrhea amongst people your age with the same symptoms who had oral sex (culture confirmed). There are still some unanswered questions- mainly the thought that a healthy immune system should prevent this. But for what it's worth, I thought I would mention this experience with a clinical "zebra." ...Read more
Possible: Sore throat could be from few possibilities-pharyngitis, tonsillitis/abscess, spine infections from the neck spine projection into pharyngeal space , retropharyngeal lymphnode- nodes behind the pharynx geting infected and cause inflammation /abscess involving the lymphnodes , adenoids infection which is lymphoid tissue behind the naso in the space called naso pharynx , layngitis, sinusitis drainage. ...Read more